Supernatural: Fact vs Fiction Part 2


 Supernatural Fact vs. Fiction

Part 2: Creatures of the Night

Part 1:



1. Wendigo 

The Supernatural episode “Wendigo” aired on September 20th, 2005

Sam and Dean make a stop at Blackwater Ridge and end up helping a young woman and her brother find their other brother, who mysteriously disappeared, while on a camping trip, in the woods.IMDb 'Supernatural: Wendigo'


Wendigo’ are someone possessed by a creature. They can be a separate creature but it depends on the legend. The Wendigo is an Algonquin-based Native American legend but known among many other Native American tribes as well. It is also known well on the Atlantic Coast or the Great Lakes. 


It is believed to be demonic based in all legends told. Wendigo’s are usually created through cannibalism, the spirits then inhabited them by what they eat.


Roughly translated, the word ‘Wendigo’ means ‘the evil spirit that devours mankind’. Another translation, said to be made by a German explorer around 1860, equates the word ‘Wendigo’ with ‘cannibal’. Wendigoag are said to have an insatiable hunger for human flesh – no matter how much flesh they eat, they remain hungry.Ancient Origins: Wendigo


The other story of a Wendigo, is the Wendigo made a deal with the devil to become a warrior. A human possesses it inside its heart and the only way to kill it is to kill the human.


The human that is being possessed by the Wendigo has no idea what is going on. When the person/wendigo is killed that person can be rescued.


2. Bloody Mary

 “Bloody Mary” also aired in 2005 but in October.

A game of Bloody Mary unleashes a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.IMDb 'Supernatural: Bloody Mary'


This legend name also known as “Mary Worth” “Mary Worthington” “Mary Whales” “Mary White” “Hell Mary” and many others.


The legend goes the same way as the Supernatural episode. Instead of blood pouring out their eyes it pours out of the sink, tub, etc. then they die with scars of their face.


There are a couple stories floating around about how and why this urban legend got started and if it’s real.

A lot people say its real and a lot do not.  One is over a hundred years ago a witch that did dark magic was hanged and her spirit haunts the mirror and kills whoever says her name dies.

There are more but I am going to give one famous one:

Mary Tudor was the daughter of the notorious King Henry the VIII who is famous for putting his wives to death whenever he grew tired of them. Mary was the daughter of his first wife and so ended up seeing an awful lot of carnage over the years as King Henry VIII put to death not only his wives but a great many of the people around him. To make things worse, for years she was disowned by her father and made to do things like serve in the household of her younger half-sister as a reminder of her new status as an illegitimate child. She grew up in the looming shadow of her unpredictable father, he was the most powerful man in England and could make her life miserable or put it in danger at any moment. When Mary Tudor became Queen of England at the age of 37 she finally had a chance to do things her way, but unfortunately her way turned out to be things like burning people at the stake because they refused to follow the same religion as hers. Soon large portions of the population started to detest her and her unyielding ways, leading to riots and rebellions around the country and eventually a new name for her: Bloody Mary.Anita's Notebook: Bloody Mary


3. Hell Hounds


I’m not even going to bother listing how man episodes Hell Hounds have been on, but my favorite was no doubt Crowley’s pet Hell Hound.

In Supernatural, Hell Hounds have black fur, have red eyes, they have a foul odor (not sure if its Sulfur), super strength and speed. Unlike Supernatural (so far) according to legend they can sometimes talk.


In some legends,  if you look in a Hell Hounds eyes three times or more you are sure to die. Hell Hounds usually guard entrances to other worlds (like Hell) and are mostly guard dogs (best guard dog ever, right?). If the country believes they are derived from fire, they have a fire like appearance.  A Hell Hounds howl is an omen of death, every time in Supernatural when they bark or howl someone dies right? Hell Hound sightings have been all over the world, mostly in the US and cemeteries. 


Hell Hounds are also called the Bearer of Death because whenever one sees a Hell Hound death follows. They are omens for death and most countries scared of them. Another one is Black Shuck.


Black Shuck or Old Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog said to roam the Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk coastline of England. For centuries, locals have told tales of a large black dog with malevolent flaming red or green eyes. According to reports, the beast varies in size and stature from that of a large dog to the size of a horse. Sometimes Black Shuck has appeared headless, and at other times he appears to float on a carpet of mist. According to folklore, the spectre often haunts graveyards, sideroads, crossroads and dark forests.Wikipedia: Hell Hound


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